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  • Senior German Politician Calls For National Burqa Ban, Including Tourists

    11/30/2015 7:43:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11-30-15 | SARKIS ZERONIAN
    A senior German politician, who backs a national burqa ban, has said that the law should also cover tourists to the country from the Arab world. The Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, was speaking to German newspaper Die Welt after her party congress in Munich recently approved two proposals -- one a burqa ban (the full body covering) and one a ban on the niqab (the face veil). She said: "When I have traveled to Iran, I have obeyed the country's commandments and worn a headscarf. Likewise I expect women from the Arab world visiting this country...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 11:12:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 11/29/15 | Nitzan Kider
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue.
  • Germans reluctant to go green, survey finds

    11/27/2015 4:54:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Nov 2015 16:03 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    87 percent of Germans see climate change as a threat to humans and nature, according to an online survey by research institute YouGov this week. But should oil and coal prices be raised to pay for the damage caused by climate change? Of the 2,048 Germans surveyed, less than half were in favor of this idea. Just 39 percent of Germans make an effort to save electricity, the survey found - while just 22 percent of respondents said they have reduced their car travel to lessen their impact on the climate. ...
  • European Parliament taken to court by EU journalists

    11/24/2015 5:59:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 20 Nov 2015, 17:54 | Peter Teffer
    A group of 29 European journalists have filed complaints with the EU's Court of Justice, demanding access to documents that will show how members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have been spending their allowances. The reporters filed freedom of information (FOI) requests with the European Parliament, asking for copies of documents that show details for the MEPs' travel expenses, accommodation expenses, office expenses, and assistants expenses for the past four years. ...
  • UK poll finds small majority of Britons in favor of 'Brexit'

    11/24/2015 5:47:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.11.2015 | tj/msh (dpa, AFP)
    A new opinion poll has found that just over half of Britons questioned wanted their country to leave the European Union. It is the first time such a result has been attained by the polling institute. According to the survey by ORB International released on Tuesday, 52 percent of the 2,000 respondents said they thought Britain should leave the EU, while 48 percent were in favor of it remaining in the bloc. The poll, which was conducted last week, did not allow respondents to give an undecided response. The result indicates a decline in the number of those wanting Britain...
  • Jihad Central: Brussels Became A Terror Hotspot Because Of A Socialist Mayor’s Immigration…

    11/23/2015 8:20:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | Paul Nuttall, MEP
    So Brussels is on lockdown due to the heightened terror threat. Trains have been canceled, people have been told to stay away from crowded areas, meaning that the center is deserted and sporting events have been postponed. It's no surprise really, because about half a mile northwest of Brussels' city center lies the shabby suburb of Molenbeek. It is one of Brussels' nineteen districts. This run down area of the Belgian capital has become the epicenter of a media storm during the past week as a number of the terrorists behind the appalling Paris attacks came from Molenbeek. [...] In...
  • Jewish leaders call for limit on refugee numbers [Germany: Central Council of Jews]

    11/23/2015 6:35:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Nov 2015 14:55 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The Central Council of Jews in Germany called Monday for a limit to the migrant influx because of problems with integrating the mainly Muslim newcomers, earning a quick rebuke from a pro-refugee charity. [...] "Sooner or later, we won't have a choice but to set an upper limit," the council's president Josef Schuster told Die Welt daily. "Many of the refugees are fleeing the terror of the Islamic State and want to live in peace and freedom, but at the same time they come from cultures where hatred of Jews and intolerance are an integral part." [...] Schuster's comments were...
  • Israeli premier accuses German department store of boycott

    11/22/2015 6:40:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2015 7:47 AM EST
    Israel's prime minister is accusing a German department store of a "boycott" after it removed products made in Israeli settlements under new European Union labeling guidelines. Benjamin Netanyahu noted Sunday that Berlin's KaDeWe department store was once owned by Jews before the Nazis seized it. He says its decision to label products from Israeli communities and remove them from its shelves is "a boycott in every respect." ...
  • Christmas is a charade:Pope says atrocities such as Paris massacre have made festivities...

    11/20/2015 7:56:24 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 20, 2015 | Nick Enoch
    Full title: 'Christmas is a charade': Pope says atrocities such as Paris massacre have made festivities meaningless in a world which has chosen 'war and hate'... The Pope has called Christmas a 'charade' during a sermon in which he reflected on recent atrocities around the world. Among the acts of inhumanity he denounced were the Paris attacks, which left 129 dead, and the bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt, which killed all 224 people on board. Christmas festivities will seem empty in a world which has chosen 'war and hate', Pope Francis said yesterday at the Vatican.
  • How The Paris Attacks Make A Global Climate Deal More Likely

    11/19/2015 2:15:23 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The World Post ^ | 11/18/2015 | David Marans
    Climate change advocates are optimistic that last Friday's terror attacks in Paris have improved the chances of an international climate deal being agreed upon at the upcoming United Nations talks being held in the French capital in less than two weeks. Andrew Steer, president of the World Resources Institute, said on a call with reporters on Wednesday that while there is no way to know for certain what the impact of the attacks will be on the Paris conference, the current spirit of global solidarity bodes well for cooperation.
  • Dutch party head blames Israel for Paris attack

    11/17/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 11/17/2015, 9:20 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Following on the heels of the Swedish foreign minister, the chairman of the Dutch Socialist Party in the Netherlands justified the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists who conducted Saturday's brutal attacks in Paris that left 129 dead, blaming it on "frustration" at Israel. According to Jan Marijnissen, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs somehow ignited the attack on French civilians at cafes, show venues, soccer stadiums and restaurants. "Their behavior eventually is connected also to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," claimed Marijnissen in an interview with the Dutch NPO Radio1 on Monday. ...
  • Germany to Afghans: think twice about coming

    11/16/2015 6:52:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Nov 2015 15:03 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Germany has launched a campaign in Afghanistan to tell its nationals to think carefully before embarking on the tough journey to seek asylum in Europe, the foreign ministry said on Monday. "This is not about deterrence, but about getting people to think it through," said a foreign ministry spokesman. Billboards bearing slogans in Dari and Pashtu including "Leaving Afghanistan? Are you sure?" or "Leaving Afghanistan? Thought it through?" have been put up at prominent sites in the capital Kabul, as well as in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and Herat in the west. ...
  • ‘We can’t beat ISIS with military means’: Germany

    11/16/2015 6:45:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Nov 2015 11:31 GMT+01:00 | Tom Barfield
    The fight against ISIS will not be won with military action but by bringing an end to the civil war in Syria around the negotiating table, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday. "We stand before the dilemma that the battle against ISIS must be continued, but everyone also knows that in the end the battle against terrorism can't be won militarily," Steinmeier told journalists as he arrived at an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels. "I personally remain convinced that... we will only move forward in the Middle East if, above all, we work energetically on those questions which...
  • French Conservatives Attempt to make Big Move on Guns to Combat Radical Islam

    11/15/2015 8:12:43 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES ^ | November 14, 2015 8:35 pm | John S. Roberts
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of Front Nationale Party in France, is doing very well in the polls ahead of the country’s 2017 presidential election, and she’s looking into something that will make the citizens of her country much more safe… From Zero Hedge via GP: If there is one ‘winner’ from last night’s terrible events in Paris, it is France’s anti-EU, anti-immigration far-right wing Front Nationale party leader Marine Le Pen. Having already ascended to the lead in yet another poll ahead of France’s 2017 elections, Le Pen came out swinging this morning call for France to “re-arm itself,”...
  • Putin tells Western leaders: Let's bury our differences and jointly strike at 'barbarian' ISIS

    11/15/2015 12:20:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 191 replies
    christiantoday.com ^ | Published 15 November 2015 | Hazel Torres
    Russian President Vladimir Putin appealed to Western leaders to bury their differences with Russia and jointly strike at the "barbarian" Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria, saying Friday's Paris terrorist attack underscored the need for such concerted action. In a condolences telegram sent to French President Francois Hollande, Putin said, "This tragedy is another proof of the barbarian nature of terrorism, which challenges the human civilisation. Clearly, for effective fighting this evil, the entire international community should unite efforts," Tass news agency reported. "I would like to confirm the Russian side is ready for most close cooperation with the French...
  • Paris terror attacks an alarm bell for liberal, borderless Europe

    11/14/2015 9:21:12 PM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12:37PM GMT 14 Nov 2015 | Simon Heffer
    France could be one step closer to a far-Right president, Marine Le Pen, after the deadly Islamic State attacks in the French capital The attack on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket last January proved that Islamic extremists regarded themselves as at war with France. It is now clear to everyone - including some French public figures who have resisted the idea - that, as President Hollande said on Saturday, France is now at war with Islamic extremists. Because the enemy is already within - and the eight terrorists killed in the attacks in Paris are merely the tip of...
  • Berlin props up coal with €3 billion in subsidies

    11/13/2015 8:32:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Nov 2015 11:00 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    A new report reveals that Germany is subsidizing coal with more than 3 billion in public funds a year, even given the country's commitment to cutting carbon emissions. EU states are subsidizing climate-harming coal to the tune of 10 billion ($10.7 billion) a year, according to a German study due to be released next week. In Germany alone, the coal sector receives 3.7 billion of public money annually, according to the study by think tank the Heinrich Boell Foundation and environmental group Friends of the Earth, which gave excerpts to AFP. ...
  • EU officials ratted out VW to US: reports

    11/13/2015 8:15:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Nov 2015 15:12 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Frustrated European officials alerted the US to Volkswagen's emissions cheating scam after the European Commission failed to act on the intel for years, German media reported on Friday. [...] "Officials from the EU informed the US environment group ICCT about the possible cheating on nitrogen oxide emissions," Mary Nichols, who heads the California Air Resources Board, told WirtschaftsWoche. The weekly reported that the European Commission had been told by a Volkswagen supplier of the cheating as early as in 2011. ...
  • Obama approves of EU labeling of Jewish products

    11/12/2015 2:35:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 11/12/2015, 9:06 PM | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday voiced its approval of the discriminatory EU decision the day before to label Jewish goods from Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The administration said the move is only a "technical guideline," and is not a boycott, reports Associated Press - despite the obvious assumption that consumers would follow the labeling when choosing what products to buy. US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said, "we do not believe that labeling the origin of products is equivalent to a boycott. And as you know, we do not consider settlements to be part...
  • Poles burn EU flags as thousands rally for independence

    11/12/2015 7:43:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Depending  on whom you believe, 25,000 or 50,000 Poles rallied in Warsaw on the anniversary of Polish independence, denouncing the EU.  AFP, via the  UK Telegraph, reports: Tens of thousands of protesters poured into Warsaw's streets on Wednesday for a demonstration organised by the far right, marching under the slogan "Poland for the Polish" and burning an EU flag. which marked the anniversary of Poland's return to independence after the First World War, while organisers put the numbers at 50,000. "God, honour, homeland," chanted the protesters as they marched under a sea of red-and-white Polish flags. Demonstrators trampled and...
  • EU presses African nations to accept migrants back

    11/11/2015 4:18:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2015 4:31 PM EST | Lorne Cook and Eldar Emric
    The European Union pressed African leaders on Wednesday to take back thousands of people who do not qualify for asylum, as overwhelmed Slovenia began building a razor-wire border fence to keep migrants at bay, raising tensions with neighboring Croatia. Sweden, struggling to manage the influx too, became the latest EU nation to announce the introduction of temporary border controls, as of Thursday. According to the International Organization for Migration, almost 800,000 people have entered Europe by sea this year. The EU predicts that three million more could arrive by 2017. ...
  • Why NASA could be vital for the European ‘moon village’ concept

    11/09/2015 9:05:27 AM PST · by Marcus · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The aerospace newspaper Space News recounted an exchange that took place at the International Astronautical Conference in Jerusalem, Israel recently that proved to be cringe-worthy for observers of space policy. During a panel discussion at the conference, European Space Agency’s new director-general, Johann-Dietrich Woerner presented an idea he has been touting for some time called a “moon village.” The idea is that various countries would come together to establish a lunar base, each bringing in “their special ideas, their special competence.” The moon village would be a center of science and commerce, developing techniques for resource management and testing technology...
  • The €4.2 billion ‘French Pentagon’ opens in Paris

    11/08/2015 6:01:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 05 Nov 2015 15:10 GMT+01:00 | (The Local/AFP)
    The French president is set on Thursday to finally inaugurate the new 4.2 billion Ministry of Defense building, nicknamed the "French Pentagon". [...] The building is located on the southern edge of the city near Metro Balard, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. It's due to this location that some refer to it as the "Balargone", a reference to the US Pentagon. [...] It doesn't, however, have five sides like its US counterpart. [...] It will be primarily used as a command center to oversee operations, built to replace a spread of sites that were previously dotted across Paris. Its...
  • Far Right Forms Coalition in European Parliament

    11/07/2015 10:44:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 16, 2015 | Kim Willsher
    France's National Front announced Tuesday it had formed a new far-right bloc in the European Parliament that will qualify for up to nearly $20 million in funding over the next four years. Marine Le Pen, leader of the FN, said the group would be called Europe of Nations and Freedoms. Her allies share Le Pen's desire to curb immigration and the influence of Islam in Europe -- a concern that critics have described as xenophobic. They include the Dutch Party for Freedom, the Freedom Party of Austria, Italy's Lega Nord and Vlaams Belang from Belgium as well as lawmakers from...
  • Half of post-WWII interior ministry were ex-Nazis (West Germany)

    11/07/2015 4:20:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Nov 2015 11:00 GMT+01:00 | Jörg Luyken
    For two decades after the Second World War, over half of all employees of the West German interior ministry were ex-Nazis, a new study shows. The research, carried out by the Center for Contemporary Historical Studies with the blessing of the Interior Ministry, shows that the number of ex-Nazi party members in both the West and East German postwar administrations was much higher than previously thought. In exact figures, an average of 54 percent of civil servants in the West German interior ministry were former Nazis, although at its high point between 1966 and 1961, two-thirds of all employees at...
  • Germany spied on EU allies: new report

    11/07/2015 1:24:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Nov 2015 12:56 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Germany's intelligence agency eavesdropped on many of the country's closest European allies, including France, Sweden, Italy, Spain and Britain, according to new reports. Among the targets are several embassies in Germany, and international organizations such as the Red Cross, Der Spiegel reported on Saturday. [...] Spiegel, without giving any sources, said Saturday that "the BND had systematically spied on 'allies' across the world, including on the interior ministries of the United States, Poland, Austria, Denmark and Croatia." ...
  • EU predicts 'modest' economic recovery next year

    11/06/2015 7:58:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 5, 2015 7:22 AM EST | Raf Casert
    The European Union on Thursday predicted the region's economy will grow at "a modest pace" next year thanks to cheap energy and central bank stimulus, but remains hampered by low investment and high debt. In an official forecast, European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici warned of uneven improvements across the 28 member states but said that for 2016, the EU economies will "see growth rising and unemployment and fiscal deficits falling." ...
  • Sweden tells refugees to stay in north Germany

    11/05/2015 8:03:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Nov 2015 17:42 GMT+01:00
    Sweden's Migration Minister Morgan Johansson has urged refugees in northern Germany to stay put, after declaring that the Nordic nation is now unable to guarantee beds for all asylum seekers. [...] The move comes just a day after Prime Minister Stefan Lfven released a written statement calling on the European Commission to push other member states to do more to help tackle the refugee crisis. ...
  • Merkel: We must hit climate target to avoid refugee waves

    11/03/2015 5:20:01 AM PST · by McGruff · 106 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2015
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the world must do everything it can to meet an international goal to fight global warming, arguing that failing to do so could set off large new waves of refugees. Merkel said in a speech Tuesday "if we don't manage this, that could be a reason for many, many refugee movements" around the world.
  • Top UNESCO meeting to vote on US role, Kosovo membership

    11/03/2015 5:22:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2015 5:43 AM EST
    Top diplomats are gathering in Paris for a UNESCO conference where they will decide whether to grant Kosovo membership and how much sway the United States will have in the organization. The Obama administration is lobbying to keep the U.S. seat on the scientific and cultural agency's influential executive board, though the United States stopped paying its dues after UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member in 2011. ...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama Trade Rep Michael Froman Worked For European Commission, Farage Reveals

    11/02/2015 8:18:32 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11/02/2015 | by Raheem Kassam
    Mr. Farage told Breitbart News Daily radio live on Sirius XM this morning: “Froman basically said that if Britain was to leave the European Union there would be no bilateral trade deal between the United States and the Untied Kingdom. It’s ludicrous. “It is political interference by the Obama regime in the British referendum… prior to being Obama’s trade envoy, he worked for the European Commission. He worked in Brussels for the Commission’s Forward Studies Unit. “I am outraged at his level of interference”. In 2013, Mr. Froman spoke at the Commission in Brussels, declaring his huge ambitions to have...
  • Hundreds Of Refugees In Germany "Mysteriously Disappear"; Authorities Clueless Where They Are

    10/28/2015 8:28:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest, and most bizarre yet, twist in Europe's refugee crisis at least seven hundred of the roughly 4,000 asylum-seekers who had initially been accomodated by the German state of Lower Saxony have "mysteriously disappeared" according to a survey in the Neue Osnabrcker Zeitung (NOZ).Because many of the refugees hadnt been registered yet, Germany's The Local reports, nothing is known about who they are or where they might have gone; this has left the local authorities in the uncomfortable position of being completely clueless about who and where they can currently be found.In one refugee centre in Lingen,...
  • Soros 'stoking refugee fires' to topple Europe (Soros accused of leading mass-immigration plot)

    10/30/2015 8:42:43 AM PDT · by amorphous · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 30 Oct 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    George Soros, known as much around the world for his billionaire backing of pet projects as for his image as an enemy of free markets and Western-style capitalism, has been accused by Hungary’s prime minister of sparking and fueling a refugee crisis that will topple Europe. Prime Minister Viktor Orban called Soros one of several “activists” trying to take down the European Union via mass immigration from Middle Eastern regions, Bloomberg reported. Orban said, in an interview on the public radio outlet, Kossuth: “His name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they...
  • A former witch aims to be the first pagan member of Irish parliament

    10/29/2015 8:04:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 29, 2015 01:00 AM | Frances Mulraney
    Former witch Deirdre Wadding has announced her plans to run for a seat in the General Election in Ireland next year and will become the first pagan to take a seat in Irish government if she succeeds. Currently a county councilor in Wexford, Wadding, a 53-year-old mother of three, is a representative of the Irish political party People Before Profit Alliance (PBPA), a far-left party active in both the North and Republic of Ireland since it was established in 2005.
  • Highest French court rules BDS unlawful, discriminatory (anti-Israel boycott/divest/sanction)

    10/25/2015 12:12:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/25/2015, 5:34 PM | Matt Wanderman
    Frances highest court of appeals has upheld a decision that found BDS advocates guilty of inciting hate and/or discrimination, the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions has reported. Last week the Court of Cassation ruled on a case involving two attempts to boycott Israeli products in the Carrefour supermarket, one in 2009 and one in 2010. The boycotters were wearing shirts with the slogan Long Live Palestine, Boycott Israel, handed out pamphlets stating that the sale of Israeli goods supports war crimes in Gaza, and yelled slogans such as, Israel assassinates, Carrefour is complicit.
  • Families to take Srebrenica legal battle to European court

    10/25/2015 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2015 9:49 AM EDT | Mike Corder
    The relatives of three Bosnian Muslims killed 20 years ago in the Srebrenica massacre are taking their long-running legal battle against the Dutch government to the European Court of Human Rights. The group is seeking criminal prosecution of three senior Dutch peacekeepers who were stationed in the U.N.-protected enclave at the time of the murders. Dutch prosecutors in 2013 declined to bring charges against the three officers and a court upheld that decision on appeal in April.
  • Tesla to fight Denmarks new tax on electric cars

    10/18/2015 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 12 Oct 2015 08:51 GMT+02:00
    The government has defended its move to gradually phase out tax breaks on electric cars as a way to make things fairer for car owners, but the maker of Denmarks most popular electric model has slammed the plan as anti-competitive and a death knell for the industry. A political agreement reached on Friday afternoon will see tax breaks on electric cars phased out over the next five years. As a result, the costs of some popular electric models will skyrocket. The hardest hit will be the luxury model Tesla S P85D, which will more than double in price from 875,000...
  • German spy scandal deepens

    10/15/2015 5:08:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 10/15/2015, 09:11 | Peter Teffer
    The German intelligence service has spied on European and American embassies in ways that may have been beyond its mandate, German media ARD and Spiegel Online reported on Wednesday (14 October). The Bundesnachtrichtendienst (BND) reportedly targeted French and US institutions and eavesdropped on them to acquire information about countries like Afghanistan. The news follows reports in April that the BND spied on France and the European Commission on behalf of the US National Security Agency (NSA). But according to the new reports, BND also spied on allies on its own initiative.
  • Two dead, including one garda, in Louth shooting (Ireland)

    10/12/2015 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    RT News ^ | Sunday 11 October 2015 23.40
    A male garda and a second man were shot dead this evening after garda responded to what is thought to have been a domestic dispute in County Louth. Garda are treating the incident as murder suicide. The shootings took place shortly after 6 pm at a house on the Cooley Peninsula near Carlingford. Members from Omeath Garda Station responded to a call from a woman and arrived at the scene, shots were fired and a garda was fatally injured. [] The shooting happened only a few miles from the scene in which Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was fatally shot on...
  • Juncker: We cant let EU relations with Russia be dictated by US

    10/10/2015 9:10:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 09 Oct 2015 - 07:06 | (EurActiv.com with agencies)
    Europe must improve its relationship with Russia, and should not let this be something decided by Washington, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (8 October). [] Last week, US President Barack Obama accused Putin of acting out of a position of weakness to defend a crumbling, authoritarian ally in the Syrian leader. But Juncker signaled that Europe should take a different approach. Russia must be treated decently, he said. We cant let our relationship with Russia be dictated by Washington. I know from my conversations with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin that he (does not accept) phrases like when...
  • UK exit from EU would be disaster: Schuble (German finance minister; wants UK to join euro)

    10/07/2015 6:12:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Oct 2015 08:08 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schuble said on Tuesday that he wanted to do everything possible to keep Britain from leaving the European Union, adding that it would be a disaster for both the British and Europeans. I hope that we can convince (the) UK (to) stay in the EU, because a Brexit would be a disaster for the UK and for Europeans, Schuble said during a discussion with students at Sciences Po university in Paris. Schuble also said that he hoped Britain would join the euro in the coming years.
  • Four-fifths of Germans want border controls

    10/06/2015 5:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Oct 2015 09:15 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Four-fifths of respondents told pollsters that they were in favor of border controls in a new survey released on Monday. The poll, conducted by Initiative Markt- und Sozialforschung (Initiative for Market and Social Research) shows a big turnaround in opinion on the migrant crisis in recent weeks. Well over half59 percentof respondents thought Chancellor Angela Merkel had been wrong to allow Syrian refugees to travel unhindered to Germany from Hungary.
  • Germany Segregating Christians As Migrant Violence Escalates

    10/01/2015 9:39:48 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 34 replies
    Christian migrants in German asylum centres are living under threat,fearing for their lives as the hardline Sunni majority within migrant population enforce Sharia law. The situation is so bad Christians claim they live like prisoners in Germany, and some have even returned to Middle East. [excerpt] In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely, says Said, a Christian who fled persecution. But I can not openly admit that I am a Christian. I will be threatened. We must rid ourselves...
  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as Palestine a production error

    10/01/2015 8:24:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | September 29, 2015 8:42am
    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as Palestine, the City of Paris said it was the result of a simple production error. The citys media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday about the distribution earlier this year to elementary school pupils of a calendar that contains a map of Europe and parts of the Middle East. The map, which ends north of central Israel and the West Bank, designates the territory of Israel included in it as Palestine, alongside Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. In...
  • How European Social-Democrats support Palestinian Murderers

    09/30/2015 11:39:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2015 3:26 PM | Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
    With the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the British Labour party the anti-Israeli incitement by European social democrats has crossed a new red line. Corbyn is not just another pro-Palestinian. Several years ago, he called a Hamas and Hezbollah delegation his friends, despite the fact that both organizations promote genocide of the Jews. Ghazi Hamad, deputy foreign minister of the Islamo-Nazi movement Hamas, praised Corbyn at the beginning of September, describing him as a man of conscience. Corbyn is open about where he stands by calling such criminals his friends. Many other European social democrats support crime-promoting Palestinians...
  • Why the EUs refugee crisis? Lack of central authority

    09/29/2015 2:44:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 23, 2015 8:36 AM EDT | John-Thor Dahlburg
    The European Union has no border patrol. Its one of the many ways in which the bloc lacks power, with its member countries jealously guarding their sovereign prerogative to enact their own laws about defense, police and coast guard. This vacuum of authority, and the failure of EU policy-makers to anticipate how events in faraway Libya or Syria might trigger the flood of refugees now swamping Europe, are some of the reasons the group of 28 European nations originally founded as a common market has failed to deal more firmly and effectively with what has mushroomed into a major humanitarian...
  • Jeremy Corbyns top team encouraged street riots

    09/27/2015 2:25:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:27PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Andrew Gilligan
    Key members of Jeremy Corbyns team have actively supported insurrection and rioting against the police, a Telegraph investigation has found. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, Andrew Fisher, Mr. Corbyns new political adviser, and John Ross, a close ally and economic expert, have all condoned or justified violence. A trawl by this newspaper of archives, reports and internet postings shows how Mr. Corbyns inner circle has frequently supported civil unrest and even praised violent demonstratorsincluding in one case a hooligan jailed for hurling a fire extinguisher at police from the top of a building.
  • Pope praises Iran nuclear deal as 'proof of political good will' in UN address

    09/25/2015 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 94 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | 05:41 PM
    UNITED NATIONS: Pope Francis on Friday threw his support behind Iran's accord with major powers as he backed a goal of global abolition of nuclear weapons. The Iran agreement "is proof of the potential of political goodwill, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy," Francis said in an address to the United Nations. "I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved," he said. Francis made his remarks a day after a friendly welcome at the U.S. Congress, where many Republican lawmakers have vehemently...
  • France Tells Hungary: Back Migrant Quotas Or Quit EU

    09/26/2015 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 25, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    As Hungarians continue to resist EU-imposed quotas on how many migrants they should accept, French President Franois Hollande told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban: States that dont respect European values should ask if they belong within the EU, according to The Times.
  • UK Museum Calls Jews Who Fought Nazi Germany Terrorists

    09/24/2015 8:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/2015, 12:37 PM | Ari Soffer
    Londons Imperial War Museum has removed an offensive exhibit branding Jewish soldiers who fought the Nazis during World War Two as terrorists. The Simon Wiesenthal Center lodged its own formal complaint with the Museum following widespread outrage, after it was revealed that a display on the Jewish Brigade of the British Army was described as terrorist activities. A poster of Jewish warriors was captioned: Terrorist activities: Men of the First Battalion Jewish Brigade during a march past; adding, The Jewish Brigade was formed in September 1944 and fought in Italy under the British Eighth Army. Many of its members went...